Posts Tagged ‘color’

Amazing Color Footage of Britain from the 1920s

About a month ago, we shared some stunning footage that showed what London was like all the way back in 1926. The original filming was done by Claude Friese-Greene, whose father William invented the ‘Biocolour‘ technique of capturing color film footage.

That particular video was a compilation of snippets that Friese-Greene had filmed in London when he returned form a 2-year journey. He called the final product The Open Road, and it was a 26-part series that took him all over Britain. Fortunately for us, much of it has now been digitized and uploaded bit-by-bit to YouTube by The BFI National Archive. Read more…

Blast From the Past: High Quality Color Footage of New York City in the 1930s

Color film first burst onto the scene in 1935 when Kodak introduced the world to Kodachrome, and the first of this film that was available to the public was the 16mm variety for home movies. Later, Kodak introduced similar 8mm and 35mm film for home movies and photography, respectively, but it was the 16mm film that had finally offered consumers the ability to easily capture their world in color for the very first time.

The above video is a rare clip released by the Romano Archives that shows what French tourist Jean Vivier was able to capture using the 16mm film all the way back in 1939, when he came to visit the Big Apple. Read more…

BTS: Chase Jarvis Literally Gets to Make His Dream a Reality for a Samsung Ad

Photographer Chase Jarvis has a recurring dream in which he is floating in a sea of vividly colored clouds (don’t we all?). So when Samsung came to him with a bunch of money and instructions to do whatever he wanted just as long as it highlighted the color capabilities of the company’s Series 9 monitors, he decided to make his dreams come true — literally.

His only demand from Samsung was that the company let him create an epic behind the scenes video that showed how his team brought the whole thing together. Read more…

Super Colour: Exploring the Play Between Color, Light, Motion and Emotion

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By his own admission, photographer Andrew McGibbon doesn’t like using natural light. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with shooting natural light — he’s done it before when the situation called for it — it’s just that he prefers the wow factor that he knows he can get by experimenting with crazy lighting setups.

He wants to create “surreal” images, and so it makes sense that he would be the photog behind Super Colour, a series of psychedelic portraits taken by combing the effects of colored gels, paints, powder and sometimes water. Read more…

Albumatic: Create Social Photo Albums With Friends Near and Far

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Social photo sharing, especially where location services are involved, is tricky. As we saw with the Color app debacle, privacy concerns rule all and no amount of pre-release hype and funding can overcome those. Still, as TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler said on his blog, “a killer social photo album service” should exist, and Albumatic is making a bid for that designation. Read more…

Exploring the World of Color Theory with a 3D Modeling Program

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From time to time I post plots of color gamuts like the one above. Each time, I get emails asking how I make them, leading me to assume that the world’s thirst for color nerdiness is going unquenched. I’m setting out to fix that in this post.
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Photographs of Food Paired as Pantone Color Swatches

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Minneapolis-based art director David Schwen has been generating a lot of buzz lately for his photo project “Pantone Pairings.” Shared through his Instagram feed (@dschwen), the photos are recreations of Pantone color swatch pairings done with complementary foods of the same colors.
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Photog Captures Time in Stunning Color Pictures Using a Pinhole Camera

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When Matthew Allred isn’t teaching photography to his students at the University of Utah, he’s out creating incredible works of photographic art with the simplest of tools; the pinhole camera.

Allred calls his process ‘Heliography’, a term first coined by pioneering French photographer Joseph-Niépce in 1822 to describe his photographic invention. Allred’s process is not too dissimilar from Niépce in the fact that he constructs his own cameras and even goes as far as formulating his own chemistry for the task.
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Pick a Color, Any Color: Pentax Offers 100 Custom Color Options for the Q10 ILC

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Pentax newest goal is, and we quote, “Heightening Individualized Photographic Expression.” So if that just happens to be one of your New Years resolutions, and you also happen to be in the market for the “world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera system,” you’re in luck — you can now pick from 100 different color combinations for the Pentax Q10. Read more…

Photo-Sharing App Color Shutting Down, Sold for $7M After Raising $41M

All good things come to an end. Bad ones do too. After denying rumors last month that it would soon be shutting down, the over-funded photo-sharing app Color has now announced that it will indeed be shuttering its service.
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